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OTRC: Palace: Prince William engaged to be married to girlfriend Kate Middleton

Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton are engaged to be married.

Royal officials said they got engaged last month during a vacation in Kenya. Prince William met Kate Middleton while they were students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland more than eight years ago. They are both 28 years old.

Prince Charles' office says the heir to the throne is delighted with the news. They are due to marry next spring or summer in London.

Officials say after the marriage, the couple will live in North Wales, where William, who's second in line to the throne, will continue to serve with the Royal Air Force.

Prince William recently made a secret visit to Afghanistan to honor fallen troops, including his former platoon commander, during a UK Remembrance Day service.

The 28-year-old trained as a Royal Air Forces helicopter rescue pilot and his brother Harry served in Helmand Province, Afghanistan for 10 weeks, beginning in December 2007. Prince William last visited the war-torn country in 2008.

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